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Joanna Lumley’s Postcards

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Title: 

    Greece
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 27 Apr 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 17 2017 : Sat 22 Apr - Fri 28 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2 - Greece
 
In episode two, Joanna takes a journey through her memories of her travelogue around mainland Greece - both the ancient and the modern. Beginning with Greece’s most famous symbol, Joanna battles her fears and climbs the Acropolis in Athens to get a behind the scenes glimpse at the restoration process.
 
Joanna then heads to a blush-inducing fortune-telling festival and climbs into the mountains of Delphi to take in some of the ancient fortune-telling fumes.
 
Next, Joanna visits the spectacular ancient theatre, Epidaurus, where world famous singer Nana Mouskouri performs a once in a lifetime performance.
 
We meet an extraordinary woman Joanna encountered by chance at an abandoned mountain town - before hearing her story over a shared meal of wild asparagus.
 
The mountain monasteries of Meteora are Joanna’s last stop, a place she remembers as the most spectacular in all of Greece.
 
Series overview
 
“I was virtually born in a suitcase and my earliest memories are of life on the move. My travels have taken me to far flung places and I’ve had the privilege to visit famous sites, infinitely familiar from picture postcards and see them in a way hidden from most tourists. In this series, I’m going to share with you new insights into some of my most extraordinary experiences.” Joanna Lumley
 
Over the years, Joanna Lumley has traversed some of the most incredible landscapes and immersed herself in the cultures of the world’s most fascinating cities. In this new ITV documentary series (6 x 30), Joanna looks back at some of her previous adventures, recalling the amazing places, people and things she has encountered on her numerous expeditions abroad and giving new insights into her voyages.
 
Taking in Greece, China, Russia, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Mongolia to name just a few, Joanna’s travels have been anything but ordinary. She has always thrown herself completely into the culture and history of the places she has visited and has delighted in meeting captivating local characters along the way. 
 
This series features Joanna’s very own highlights and a personal trip down memory lane, using her journals to provide a new look into the moments she most treasures from her travels.